Grand National: Trio of Runners Lead Pack in Future Betting

The 2013 Grand National is Saturday, April 6 (photo courtesy of Aintree Racecourse)

Aintree Racecourse will host the most famous steeplechase race in the world when the field lines up on Saturday, April 6 in the John Smith’s Grand National.

The race is the marquee event of the three-day meeting at Aintree, with a field of forty jumpers expected to compete, making it one of the most exciting spectacles in all of sport.

What makes it even more exciting is getting a few wagers down on the famous race, which has been run since 1839. Punters send it in enthusiastically every year. Bookmakers estimate over $500 million is bet on the Grand National.

Last year’s winner was the 11-year-old Neptune Collonges, who went off at hefty odds of 33-1. The winner was trained by Paul Nicholls, who gave a leg up to winning rider Daryl Jacob.

The 2011 running was one of the most exciting in history, with a nose separating the top two finishers, the closest finish in the 165-year history of the race.  For Nichols it ended an 0 for 52 drought in the race.

Sunnyhillboy, trained by Jonjo O’Neill had the lead after the 30 jumps and had opened up a two length lead late but got leg weary, with Neptune Collonges getting up in the last jump for the victory.

Click here to watch a replay of last year’s Grand National.

Nichols is seeking a repeat of last year’s win, and his best hope this year is Join Together, who is currently listed at 16/1.

Early favoritism for the Grand National belongs to a trio of runners at 10/1: Seabass, On His Own and Prince De Beauchen.

Seabass, who is trained by Ted Walsh is the highweight and was third in the race last year.  He was third in his last race on Feb. 23 in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase.

On His Own is trained by W.P. Mullins and won his last race on Feb. 19, taking the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan in an upset.

Prince De Beauchen has won five of his 14 starts and was the runner up in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase for trainer W.P. Mullins.

Future Wagering for Grand National on April 6 at Aintree Racecourse:

 

Selection

 

Price

On His Own

10/1

Prince De Beauchen

10/1

Seabass

10/1

Cappa Bleu

14/1

Colbert Station

16/1

Join Together

16/1

Chicago Grey

20/1

Roi du Mee

20/1

Sunnyhillboy

20/1

Teaforthree

20/1

Beshabar

25/1

Quinz

25/1

The Package

25/1

Alfie Sherrin

33/1

Ballabriggs

33/1

Balthazar King

33/1

Big Fella Thanks

33/1

Harry The Viking

33/1

Lion Na Bearnai

33/1

Oscar Time

33/1

Roberto Goldback

33/1

Tofino Bay

33/1

Wyck Hill

33/1

Across The Bay

40/1

Frisco Depot

40/1

Imperial Commander

40/1

Jessies Dream

40/1

Lost Glory

40/1

Magnanimity

40/1

Midnight Chase

40/1

Quito de La Roque

40/1

Romanesco

40/1

Saint Are

40/1

What A Friend

40/1

Albertas Run

50/1

Always Waining

50/1

Any Currency

50/1

Auroras Encore

50/1

Backstage

50/1

Becauseicouldntsee

50/1

Bostons Angel

50/1

Cloudy Lane

50/1

Joncol

50/1

Mr Moonshine

50/1

Planet Of Sound

50/1

Problema Tic

50/1

Quel Esprit

50/1

Quiscover Fontaine

50/1

Rare Bob

50/1

Summery Justice

50/1

Swing Bill

50/1

Tarquinius

50/1

Treacle

50/1

Weird Al

50/1

Bob Lingo

66/1

Calgary Bay

66/1

Forpadydeplasterer

66/1

Ninetieth Minute

66/1

Poker De Sivola

66/1

Soll

66/1

Tartak

66/1

The Rainbow Hunter

66/1

Viking Blond

66/1

Major Malarkey

100/1

Matuhi

100/1

Mumbles Head

100/1

Odysseas

100/1

Pearlysteps

100/1

Pentiffic

100/1

Tatenen

100/1

Gullible Gordon

150/1

Mortimers Cross

150/1